all’s fair in love and war
People in love and soldiers in wartime are not bound by the rules of fair play.
Note: This proverb is frequently used when two people are contending for the love of a third.
Any conduct is permissible in certain circumstances, as in Of course he called her—all’s fair in love and war. This maxim, stated in various forms from 1579 on, today sometimes appears altered by an addition or substitution, as in All’s fair in love and the World Series, or All’s fair in love and war and an election year.
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adjective (Canadian) (of a hot dog, hamburger, etc) served with all available garnishes
all-elbows jargon Said of a TSR (terminate-and-stay-resident) mess-dos program, such as the N pop-up calendar and calculator utilities that circulate on BBS systems: unsociable. Used to describe a program that rudely steals the resources that it needs without considering that other TSRs may also be resident. One particularly common form of rudeness is lock-up due […]
adjective pertaining to a trip that is entirely paid for by an organization for as a prize for a contest Examples Win an all-expense-paid vacation to Egypt!